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. >> we start this show in washington where president obama balm has publicly taken the oath of office for his second term. he had to take it twice. >> official ceremony held in private on sunday at the white house. now the ceremonial swearing in in front of more than 700,000 people that showed up. >> and an international audience watching on tv. a lot of europeans want to know which way the world's biggest economy is headed and can politicians sort things out. here is a man that thinks he can make a difference the second time around. obama then looked forward to his next and final four years in office calling an end to the politics of division and saying the united states could achieve anything if it acted as one. >> a decade of war is now ending. an economic recovery has begun. america's possibilities are limitless, for we possess all of the qualities this world without boundaries demand, youth and drive, diversity and openness. an endless capacity for risk and a gift for reinvention. my fellow americans, we are made for this moment and we will seize it so long as we seize it togethe
by the global economic downturn. >> it is 12:00 noon in london, 7:00 a.m. in washington, where barack obama will be publicly sworn in for his second term as u.s. president in a few hours' time. hundreds of thousands are expected. the mood of optimism and hope that marked the president's historic inauguration four years ago has given way to more realistic expectations of what he can achieve now. let's get more from john in washington. >> thank you, welcome to an icy cold washington, where you can see don breaking behind us. the barack obama position in history is guaranteed. that was a short four years ago when he became the first african-american president. but his legacy will be shaped by what he does over the next four years. so, what can we expect from a second term obama? let's get this report from our washington correspondent, ben wright. >> a face familiar, but still inspiring to his supporters. for them, today will be a time to celebrate and remember. not every president gets his second term, but now barack obama begins four more years in the white house. washington has been preparin
in washington has been discussing. >> i love michelle obama. to address the most significant event of this weekend, i love her bangs. >> reporter: hours earlier, at the white house, the second term began, as he took the oath of office, in a private ceremony. the influx of spectators who descended upon washington, to watch obama be sworn in a second time. >> the theme of this year's inauguration, is our people, our future. >> reporter: while the president plans to look to the future, he'll also pay tribute to the past. he'll be sworn in on two bibles. one used by abraham lincoln. and one, fittingly on this day, used by martin luther king. the day will have its share of star power. katy perry kicked things off at a concert earlier this weekend. ♪ at last and beyonce, whose rendition of edda james' "at last" will this time perform the national anthem at the ceremony. george, the floodgates seem to have opened. we're expecting near 1 million people here for the swearing in and the parade to follow. we'll be here all day long. george? >> thanks, josh. >>> today is a day for poetry and
>>> good morning, america, inauguration day. we're live from washington, d.c., as president obama begins his second term. >> i, barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear. >> the battle lines drawn for the next four years. unity, immigration, and america's debt. up to 1 million are set to watch the president address the country from the capitol. the celebrations have already begun. ♪ baby, you're a firework >> as he reveals his vision for the country. the perils and promises ahead. and obama's agenda for america. >>> and good morning, america. we're live to you, right now, across the country. "gma" special inauguration coverage. magnificent morning here, for the celebration of our enduring democracy. there's the national mall right there. the crowd's starting to gather. some 800,000 expected today in the shadow of the washington monument and the capitol. there's the view the president will have, from high atop the capitol, right now. everyone, converging on the center of washington. there's the president and his family, just after 8:30 this morning. going to church services, st. jo
hour away from the start of the inauguration ceremony in washington, d.c. for president obama's second term. there's senator john kerry there. there's senator levin next to him. members of the united states congress now filing out. there's orrin hatch of utah. there's john mccain and there's san francisco senator dorothy -- dianne feinstein. >> there you go. >> forgive me. i'm trying to think of all of the names i'm seeing. they are filing in. an estimated 800,000 people are barked out there waiting for their historic ceremony. the activities are tu to begin -- are due to begin at 8:30. after the president is sworn in, he will deliver his inaugural address and then there will be a parade down pennsylvania avenue. tori campbell is there. and we will be following all of the events right here for you. >>> back here in the bay area, a popular gun buyback event in marin county continues today. there will be one thing missing. the buyback part of that. tara moriarty joins us to explain. >> reporter: well, today is martin luther king, junior day, of course, the district attorney is saying be
barack obama celebra en washington, elogiando a su mujer, al vice presidente, su esposa, y la nación que dijo que llamamos hogar >> los latinos le pusieron sabor y color a la toma de posesión del presidente barack obama >> aunque mañana será el gran evento, el presidente barack obama ya juró en un segundo mandato, en una ceremonia privada sin discursos que duró pocos segundos, le tenemos los detalles. ♪ >> este es su notiero univisión fin de semana, con lourdes ramos, y felix de vedud. >> bienvenidos, es un día de gran actividades por la celebración de la toma de poder del presidente barack obama, la más reciente fue en el museo nacional de la capital del país, donde presidieron la tradicional recepción, previa a la toma de posesión, pasamos con felix para que nos hable del resto de los eventos, felix, buenas noches. >> estamos en la capital del país, en medio de festejos, y este evento además de político tiene un muy gran evento cultural, y los latinos dijeron presente, con un motivo de la toma de posesión, vamos con los momentos más significativos de esta gala >> el
presidente obama y la primera dama asistan a las 2 galas oficiales de la toma de posesion. desde washington, fernando pizarro, univision. y a pesar que el numero de personas fue menor que cuatro aÑos atras, la explanada nacional se contagio de entusiasmo y esperanzas hacia un nuevo mandato del presidente obama... desafiando las bajas temperaturas... caminando cuadras y cuadras...todo el sacrificio.. para congregarse en la explanada nacional para ser testigos del momento en que el presidente obama juramentaba a su segundo mandato en el capitolio... "por el momento historico que representa para el pais, nosotros que estamos tan cerca queremos disfrutar de ese momento" "se que no vamos a poder ver practicamente nada, pero es simplemente ser parte de este momento historico, de poder decir si, estuvimos ahi" se estima que casi un millon de personas llegaron a la explanada nacional...muchos se las ingeniaron para estar mas comodos...y poder esperar largas horas..... y a pesar que el numero de espectadores fue menor que cuatro aÑos atras, la euforia sigue siendo la misma... y miles de latinos co
for tuning in. we're covering this amazing, historic day in washington. the inauguration of barack obama as our president. right now, the president and the vice president are watching the inaugural parade with groups from all over the country going by and standing in front of the white house. just moments ago, the airmen passed by and got a standing ovation. earlier today, the president gave his second inaugural address, a stirring, passionate call for equality and fairness. forging a more perfect union and helping the country live up to the meaning of its creed. >> we, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths, that all of us are created equal. is the star that guides us still, just as it guided our fore bearers through seneca falls and selma and stonewall, just as it guided all of those men and women, sung and unsung, to hear a preacher say that we cannot walk alone. to hear a king proclaim that our individual freedom is inextricably bound to the freedom of every soul on ert. >> working together to fulfill the progressive promise of america, expanding its greatness to a
today at his second term inauguration in washington. obama gathered with his family sunday in the blue room of the white house to privately recite the 35-word oath read to him by supreme court chief justice john roberts. >> please raise your right hand and repeat after me. i, barack hussein obama do solemnly swear. >> i barack hussein obama do solemnly swear that i will faithfully execute the office of president of the united states and will to the best of my ability preserve, protect, and defend the constitution of the united states, so help me god. >> congratulations, mr. president. >> 3 activist groups have received permission to protest president obama along the route of the nrk parade. the anti-war group answers says it expects -- we will have more on the inauguration after headlines. alice four people have been killed in u.s. drone strike inside yemen. yemeni government says the attack of four militants but the claim has not been independently verified. the attack comes one day after those of anger of the drone attacks blocked a main road linking the targeted town with the capita
will be heading out to washington as the capital prepares for the inauguration of president barack obama. but will he spend the next four years at the mercy of republicans? we'll explore that. plus, we'll assess if israel could be medicining for a right coalition as benjamin netanyahu says he is prepared to work with the naturalist home. and we'll take a look at travel chaos across the continent as snow and freezing conditions cause plenty of disruption in the air and on the road. now, germany's social democrats are celebrating a stunning victory in lower saxony secured with the victory of just one seat. support for angela merkel's christian democrats fell by 657 percentage points, but the chance ler herself continues to ride high on opinion polls. for more on what all of this means, silvia wadhwa is here to join us on set. good morning to you. i guess, is this -- this is being presented as a blow to angela merkel or at least to her party. but given there's just a one-seat differential in the outcome, is that too strong? >> yes, it is. i think that there are two trends here. one trend is
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for president barack obama's second term, it gets underway in washington d.c. and our very own anchor is there tori campbell she joins us with the preparations now as that will be in the parade, story? >> reporter: good morning, pam, i am -- tori campbell. >> reporter: good morning, pam, there are a lot of barricades set up and only people with tickets can get in and you need get in to the area that corresponds with your ticket. people with orange and yellow tickets need to head into that direction to get to their seats so people with orange tickets need head to that area and the blue section is in the left front seating area. president barack obama was officially sworn in and the vice-president was sworn in on the 20th. when it's on a sunday, there is a public ceremony the next day and there is another swearing in at the capital and that's where hundreds of thousands of people are headed right now and the swearing intakes place in about four hours and then there is the inaugural address. there will be numbers of a group called canine companions and perry explains why this is such a b
in this case continuing with the same administration. barack obama beginning swearing allegiance to the constitution. imploring washington to find common ground. what he wants the common ground to look like is another matter. he laid out a progressive agenda. chief white house correspondent ed henry has the top story. >> president obama, he is grayer, weather is warmer, crowd is smaller and the oath of office had no big slipup. this time, he was more aggressive in using his inaugural address to reprise the central message of the campaign. >> we understand a slinking country cannot do well if very few make it. >> sworn in for a second team on the martin luther king junior holiday. and leaned on the words of king and abraham lincoln. >> blood drawn by sword. we learn no union founded on the principle of liberty and equality could survive half slave and half free. >> casting nims the mold of the great civil rights leaders he avowed action on series of issue from climate change to immigration reform. became the first president to use the word "gay" in an inaugural address. >> our jou
-protectedness. the obamas said both when the president became famous in 2004 and again when they came to washington, no new friends, which is the opposite of what we expect from politicians. they generally succeed by making everybody their friend. >> some people like to be president because they enjoy the office, other people relish power. >> and isn't it true, after meeting with people, he likes down time by himself. >> absolutely. if we are looking at when this presidency happens, in some sense this presidency take place at 10:00, 11:00, 12:00 at night, the second floor study in the private residence when the president sits for hours and hours. he turns over the problems of the presidency in his own mind. he writes about them in order to organize his thoughts. that's when he really makes decisions. >> does he enjoy being president? >> people have asked me that question again and again. there are things about it i think he certainly enjoys, and we can see him taking a greater relish in them. a very surprising moment you may have noticed is when he did that appearance on new years eve, right before the fis
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-- president barack obama's inauguration. let's go live now to washington d.c. you were giving us a sense of the programs of the president is mapping out. how is he going to get it through congress? >> the republicans still control the house and they have been in no mood to compromise. he's trying to take on some pretty controversial issues -- immigration, gun control, spending, dealing with the national debt and deficit. these are things he sees absolutely no common ground with republicans on. he has to get them to agree, so how is he going to do it? he's defined by his ability to campaign. he's putting that the organization into eight groups that will lobby on his behalf. his inauguration was about changing the town in washington. even people in the white house said that the president has failed to change the town. if anything, it's uglier, angrier, and even more bitter. he was to try to get just enough of the republican party on board with him to pass some of the agenda items and we believe he's going to take them all on at once. >> talk us through what we can expect on monday. >> a bi
coming out. even lady gaga herself could be in d.c. >> later today in washington, president obama's second history making inaugural celebration will take place. >> and each president who has won a second term made history each time but in their own way. abc's david muir takes a look. >> reporter: 16 presidents have had to do what president obama will do for that second inaugural address. of course, the first to do so, george washington, march 1793. and his was the shortest inaugural speech, just 135 words. here, a copy of that speech, historians believe it's the secretary's hand writing. lincoln, march 1865, a sea of mud on pennsylvania avenue after weeks of rain. thousands of spectators standing in it all, the moment re-enacted in "lincoln." >> it matters toward none, charity for all. >> reporter: it was during lincoln's second inauguration, african-americans were first invited to participate in the parade. fdr's second inaugural, the wettest on record. but listen to this. >> but fdr decided if the crowd could brave the elements, so could he. >> reporter: he insisted on riding in
address delivered here in washington not long ago. if you are just joining us, president obama was sworn in for a second term about 90 minutes ago on the west front of the capital then he delivered his inaugural address, some of which you just heard. right now he's having lunch with members of congress in statuary hall. bob schieffer and i are joined here in washington by the governor of the state of massachusetts, dapt. governor since 2007. thank you for being with us. >> it's a pleasure to be with you, thank you for having me. the. >> pelley: what can president obama do for the states in a second administration? >> i think the smooth imlimit station of the affordable care act, so-called obamacare, which is off to a very good start and it's quite familiar to us in massachusetts because it's modeled on what we've had since 2006 but i think it's a big list for a lot of states and i think the partnership that h.h.s. has shown already with the states and the flexibility has been enormously important. beyond that, i think a growth agenda which is about investing in our future is enormously i
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ginnis is in washington with a preare view on today's events of the -- preof today's events. >> reporter: president obama will take the oath of office on the steps of the u.s. capitol as people are expected to fill the national mall to watch. darrell r o oby came here and camped out overnight hoping to get a good spot. thousands of law enforcement officers and federal troops from around the country will be on hand to make sure everyone is safe. >> today's swearing in on the steps of the u.s. capitol is ceremony corral, held for the -- ceremonial held for the public and they require the official swearing in take place on january 20th. the president was officially sworn into office yesterday in a small ceremony at the white house. he followed that up with a candlelight ceremony sunday night where he said told's parties are not about him. >> what we're celebrating is not the election or swearing in of a president. what we're doing is celebrating each other. >> reporter: and he talked about what he called the most significant event of the inaugural weekend, his wife'
. live here in washington, d.c. for the inauguration of president barack obama. some folks also gathering here. i will be joined by soledad o'brien and john berman who are still making their way through what is a solid wall of security here. so we begin with president obama making history again. publicly taking the oath of office on martin luther king day to begin his second term as the leader of the free world. it will be his second time taking the oath in 24 hours and his fourth time as president. >> so help me god. >> congratulations, mr. president. >> thank you mr. chief justice. thank you so much. thank you, sweetie. >> with the first lady and first daughters looking on, the president made good yesterday on a constitutional requirement that he be sworn in on january 20th. >> so help me god. >> so help me god. >> congratulations. >> thank you. >> as did vice president joe biden who shared a really tender moment with supreme court justice sonia sotomayor, telling her i love you, it is an honor right after taking the oath. to which she responded, i love you. she made history as the firs
and by the way this is the third here in san francisco. >>> well preparations are well underway in washington d.c. for president barack obama's second inauguration ceremony just hours away. torii campbell is covering the ceremony, torii, it looks a little chilly out there, how does it look? >> reporter: yes, it it is a little chilly wait a few and you can see we have got union station coming through metro station and there are quite a few cars where they are not supposed to be. as i mention there'd were already a good number of people on the trains selling good paper goods and also a lot of security as well. there a is quite a lot of police and there appears to be 12,000 sir are you meetings. and a man joining us, wonderful to see you. you were here four years ago, why did you come back this time? >> i came here for the u.s. conference and i decided to stay on. it is a moment of history but it is one of those days, everybody is here it celebratep -- here so celebrate and there is a lot of hope for the future. >> reporter: you were here where there were a lot of crowds? >> it was wall to wall pe
of the presidents, st. john's church here in washington where the obamas and bidens and other dignitaries are attending an inauguration morning service, a tradition started by franklin roosevelt. i'm matt lauer along with savannah guthrie, natalie morales and al roker. >>> we got our first look at the obamas and bidens this morning. after church, the president will head back to the white house, and have a 10:00 coffee with congressional leaders of both parties. and then at 11:55 am the president will take the oath of office, immediately followed by his second inaugural address. >>> after lunch inside the capital, the parade makes its way to the white house, with inaugural floats honoring, among others, the president's birth place, hawaii, and the state of illinois. >>> we saw her in her thom browne coat, starting off her husband's second term, though, with a new look. you noticed the bangs. they have been the talk of town the past few days. we'll take a look at her influence over fashion over the past four years. >> i think there's going to be a lot of talk this morning about the size of
>> this is a special edition of bbc world news america, overlooking the capital in washington, i am kathy kay. obama takes the public oath of office and lays out his vision. >> we are made for this moment and so long as we seize it together -- >> hundreds of thousands pack the mall in washington to share the historic moment. and what's a party without a parade? we follow one badn through the crowd for a second time around. ♪ >> welcome to our viewers on public television in america and around the globe. we overlook the u.s. capitol. president obama took the second oath of office. he president laid out his vision for the next four years. editor's north americna editoan has the days highlights. >> the president may have a rival in popularity. ♪ oh say does that star-spangled banner yet wave ♪ >> beyonce sang the national anthem along the pomp as past presidents took the stage as the crowd tried to see the first lady. her new haircut is the talk of the media. but all the marching bands are for one band. this is pageant with a political purpose as a crowd sang the battle hymn of t
, kimberly. >>> in washington, the crowds are gathering for tomorrow's inauguration. but tonight, president barack obama's second term is already officially under way. steve handelsman is at the white house with the latest for us. >> reporter: good evening. here at the white house today, president obama smiled and said, i did it, as he ended his first term and officially began his second. just before noon in the blue room, president obama was sworn in for term number two by supreme court chief justice john roberts. >> i, barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear, to preserve, protect and defend the constitution of the united states so help me god. >> congratulations, mr. president. >> thank you, mr. chief justice. >> a hug from michelle. malia, 14, and sasha, 11, who joked, you didn't mess up. neither did the chief justice who used notes after his famous flub in 2009. >> thank you, everybody. >> vice president biden was sworn in by justice sonia sotomayor. >> repeat after me. >> reporter: tomorrow's ceremonial swearing in is at the capitol. stand-ins, helping set camera angles today. pennsylv
political divide in washington. senior obama adviser offered this preview. >> i think it's going to be a hopeful speech. i'll let the president speak for himself, obviously. but what he's going to do is i think remind the country that our founding principles and values still can guide us in a changing and modern world. he's going to talk about the fact that our political system doesn't require us to settle all of our differences. but it doesn't compel us to act where there should and in his common ground. >> organizers are also expecting far fewer people compared to more than the 1.5 million who were here back in 2009. vice president biden was also sworn in for a second term yesterday, a small group gathered at the vice president's residence. justice sonia sotomayor administered the oath of office. biden and obama honored the fallen soldiers at arlington's national sen taker ycemetery. president obama begins his second term with a global economy no longer in free fall. the current unemployment rate back to where it was when he first took office, 7.8%. the dow jones industrial ave
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on the seats. what name cards they must be, a veritable who's who of washington insiders -- the obama family, the biden family, the supreme court, senators, house leaders, and of course, friends of the obama family, also some big donors there. now, a few people who will not be here. a designated survivor, the member of the cabinet who remains out in case something happens. former presidents. former president jimmy carter, former president bill clinton. no bush presidents here today. george h.w. bush, bush 41 still recovering from that illness he's been battling the last several months. and george w. bush and laura, they sent their regrets. their thoughts, they say, are with the obamas, but they stayed back in texas as well. soledad? >> all right. john berman, thank you very much. i want to show folks where john is. you can see the media platform or the many platforms where the media is is right up there. you can see how close that is over to the capitol, very, very close. really, john and i, when we're up there, have one of the best seats in the house. the capitol, some of the best seats are
, let's go back to the desk. >>> preparations are underway for president barack obama's second inauguration which is now underway and tori campbell is there in washington d.c. where she met up with a family making their first trip, it is pretty exciting to talk to all the people out there, story. >> reporter: it really is, i have been meeting people everywhere and the sun is up and the clouds are still rolling in behind me. it is not quite as cold which is nice. just north of the capital building, it is not just the people rolling in from the metro station but you see quite a bit of media set up as well and dwight a few folks doing a lot of reporting from this section of the capital. they have made their visit and they also made a special visit to the search and another person to see that is antonio from antioch. >> he and the family were attended services this morning and as we waited they got in and she took some nice video waving so that was exciting. >> reporter: allan and his wife ben neat it earned a -- allan and his wife were here to soak up the sites especially since th
president obama make history the second time around. president obama wrapped up his second term in washington. >> after we celebrate. let's make sure we work as hard as we can to pass on an america. also in our feature future. >> the institution of the united states -- the constitution of the united states. >> it was over in less than a minute. they require the swearing in on the 20th of january because the day where they will do it again for the public. on the national mall, security is set along with miles of sensing. >> you can see the preparations here on the national mall and here behind me, they will be having that happen for the inaugural ceremony. >> reporter: they won't be as big as the one to four years ago compared to 1.89 million. >> i see the excitement and energy. though it will not be as large, it will be just as wonderful. >> once a day of distinction all their own, hoping to inspire their very young son. >> i will tell him to strive for the best, maybe you could be the first hispanic. >> all right as part of the weather as everyone has been talking about it, it
. the public swearing in of president barack obama. the oath of office was administered today privately but the public event will draw hundreds of thousands to the national mall. we go to washington, d.c. tonight with events that attracted people from here in the bay area, christen? >> reporter: that is right. we already know this inauguration will be nowhere on the scale of the 1 in 2009. we are hearing that the crowd will be estimated at about 700,000. smaller than it was. the mall crowded with gates and security checkpoints as they prepare to make history again. >> reporter: president barack obama wrapped up the first day of his second term at a candlelight sell is pwraeugz in washington. >> after we celebrate let's make sure to work as hard as we can to pass on an america that is worthy not only of our past but of our future. >> reporter: just before noon president barack obama took the oath of office at the white house. >> reporter: the chief justice led the official swearing in. >> the constitution of the united states. >> reporter: it was
. >> a big day in washington, d.c. president obama will take theoath of office. >> we will have the latest as the country gets ready for the second inauguration. >> maryland will be represented during the inaugural parade. what stewed friend university of maryland will be marching down the streets. >> reporter: that's going to tie up going # 5 south. the span looking good. traffic looking good but we will detail construction delays coming up on good morning maryland. >>> yesterday president odid -- president obama took the oath of office and will do it again today. >> hundreds of thousands are gathering to witness history. and this morning we have details of what to expect later today. >> i barack hussein obama do solemnly swear. >> reporter: the second term is officiallyunderway constitutionrequired he take the oath yesterday but today is when the american people celebrate the second inaugural and dr. martin luther king's birthday the president will swear inpublically with a bible used by the civil rights leader and place his hands on a bible used by abraham lincoln. 800,000 people are ex
described. host: i want to read you from "the washington post." barack obama begins his second term as the most visible public figure in the world. his face has appeared on more than 12,000 nightly newscasts. your thoughts? guest: because it is an important point -- the first part of what you read, the extraordinary visibility, the immediacy, the fact the president -- 500 years ago, presidents were names in newspapers. they were not vivid to people. they did not come into our homes in the way the modern president does. it happened to ronald reagan, it happened to bill clinton, george bush. and that is, obama fatigues. three years from now, people will be writing columns about obama fatigue, just as they did about clinton fatigue and bush fatigue and reagan fatigue. franklin roosevelt only gave 30 fireside chats in 12 years. he understood instinctively the dangers of overexposure. he also controlled the media to an extent that modern presidents could not hope to. host: looking back, fdr broke the unwritten code of serving more than two terms. in today's modern age, could we have more
obama carry on that tradition. bill: remarkable when you are here in washington and you see the white house for the location where we are, lafayette church, st. john's church is on the north end of lafayette park. if you were to walk as a civilian, might be 300 yards total. martha: not today. bill: in this case with the president and first family and amount of security in washington, d.c. as we see the vice president now get inside of his limousine as well, there are no chances taken here. climbing into cadillac 1, coming back to the white house before the procession begins up pennsylvania avenue toward the capitol building. that church is such a beautiful part of our nation's capitol. if you have been here you have seen it and you have seen the history inside of it and how intimate it is as a house of worship. martha: the presidents sit in the pew 54 in st. john's which is reserved for the presidents. every president's initials are embroidered in that church. they have all attended it at one time or another. various presidents attending churches of difficult faiths. president john f.
to their smart phones watching the game as they were partying for barack obama and paying tribute to the late dr. martin luther king. a lot of people inside old enough to remember martin luther king and the 1963 march year of the washington. you want to start an interesting conversation. ask this well-educated well- connected crowd. what was more important, the first time barack obama was elected. first african american president or the fact that he was just real. let's go inside. i want to tell you some of what they had to say. >> reporter: the historic theater was jumping on stage with the kind of jazz they want to improve. >> i want them to leave the president alone. >> reporter: but outside the upscale gathering waited. >> they have a little more power. >> they have supported president barack obama a second time. and their money, their campaign, and their votes. >> mitch mcconnell said he would be a one-term president. four years ago a line of symbolism and it was. a lot of people are telling us tonight they are looking for programs from the president from this point on. >> on gun controls,
, washington. >> everybody loves those behind the scenes peeks. the obama administration decided to cut down to just two official balls this year, because the economic state of the country, they wanted to scale back. it's the fewest in decades. >> that makes sense for what's going on right now. >> reality of the times. did you get your invite? >> i got mine. >> no. mine. >> no. >> big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i looked at my options. then i got a medicare supplement insurance plan. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medicare, you may know it only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. call now and find out about an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, it helps pick up some of what medicare doesn't pay. and could save you thousands in out-of-pocket costs. to me, relationships matter. i've been with my doctor for 12 years. now i know i'll be able to stick with him. [ male announcer ] with these types of plans
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